This instructable is intended to be a clear, detailed set of instructions on how to create a simple model in Blender
. It makes a great first project and teaches some of the basics of blender which can be used to create much more complex models. If you need to get Blender, the newest version can be downloaded here
. Another interesting blender tutorial can be found here
Step 1: Getting Started with Blender
When you open Blender, you will notice that there is already objects there. At this stage we don't need these objects so let's delete them. But, before we do that, let's go over some basic commands that help make Blender so powerful.
Left Mouse Button (LMB) is generally in charge of moving stuff around
Middle Mouse Button (MMB) is what changes the viewpoint
Right Mouse Button (RMB) is what selects and deselects
A is select all / deselect all
E is Extrude
S is Scale
Space brings up a menu for item creation
So just press A until all of the items are pink then press Del then
Step 2: Make a Plane
The base for this shuriken is a plane. Create one by pressing Space then put your mouse over Add>Mesh then click Plane. A square should appear on your screen
Step 3: Subdivide
Blender has a feature called Subdivide which will split the plane into 4 identical planes. We will use that to get the plane ready to be transformed into shuriken shape.
First enter Edit Mode
Then click Subdivide
The plane should now look like the picture.
If this doesn't work, make sure you have selected the plane by pressing A
Step 4: Give it the Shuriken Shape
So to get the plane to look like a shuriken, start with one corner and drag it out until it looks good. For me, this was one big square in the grid.
To select a corner, make sure everything is deselected (selected points, or vertices, turn yellow)
RMB on the corner then drag it out and use LMB to set the vertex there.
Do this to all four sides.